Motivation Enhancement Therapy

Welcome to Think Recovery, a leading mental health clinic in Calgary, where we are committed to promoting holistic well-being and empowering individuals on their journey towards positive change. One of the transformative therapies we offer is Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET), a powerful approach designed to ignite motivation and propel lasting transformation in our patients’ lives.

What is Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET)?

Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET) is a patient-centered and evidence-based therapeutic approach that helps individuals explore and strengthen their intrinsic motivation for positive behavioral changes. It is firmly rooted in the belief that every person possesses the capacity for change and that internal motivation can be harnessed to initiate and maintain positive transformation.

A Brief History of MET

Developed in the early 1980s by William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick, MET emerged as an integral part of the Transtheoretical Model (TTM), which aims to understand and facilitate behavior change across various domains. Over the years, MET has evolved, becoming a widely accepted and effective therapy in diverse settings, including substance abuse treatment, mental health intervention, and overall wellness promotion.

Our Holistic Approach to MET

Initial Assessment and Formulation of Personalized Treatment Plans

At Think Recovery, our skilled MET therapists conduct thorough individual assessments to understand the unique needs and goals of each person. By gaining insight into the patient’s strengths, challenges, and personal values, a tailored treatment plan is formulated and adjusted over time, to maximize the potential for success.

Building a Therapeutic Alliance and Rapport with the Client

Establishing a strong therapeutic alliance is vital in MET. Our therapists create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel heard, respected, and valued. Building rapport allows clients to openly explore their feelings and thoughts, facilitating a collaborative approach to change.

Utilizing Motivational Interviewing Techniques in MET Sessions

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an integral part of MET, as it involves specific techniques aimed at evoking change talk from clients. Open-ended questions, reflective listening, affirmations, and summaries are employed to encourage self-exploration and enhance motivation.

Collaborative Goal-Setting and Identifying Intrinsic Motivations

Through a collaborative process, MET therapists work with clients to set meaningful and achievable goals. By tapping into the client’s intrinsic motivations and aligning their goals with their core values, clients are more likely to stay committed and engaged in the change process.

Enhancing Commitment and Perseverance through Positive Reinforcement

Throughout the MET journey, clients are encouraged and celebrated for their progress, no matter how small. Positive reinforcement helps bolster commitment and instill confidence, ensuring clients stay on track despite potential setbacks.

Key Benefits of Motivation Enhancement Therapy

Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment

MET has shown great promise in addressing substance abuse and addiction. By meeting clients where they are in their readiness for change, MET helps individuals recognize the impact of their behavior and empowers them to take steps towards recovery.

Mental Health Disorders

For individuals experiencing mental health challenges, MET serves as a catalyst for engaging in therapeutic interventions. By fostering a sense of hope and self-efficacy, clients are better equipped to manage their symptoms and pursue a path of healing.

Health Behavior Changes

MET plays a crucial role in promoting health behavior changes, such as adopting a healthier diet, regular exercise routine, or adhering to prescribed medical treatments. MET’s focus on intrinsic motivation aids in long-term lifestyle modifications.

Goal Achievement and Personal Growth

MET extends beyond addressing specific issues and can be instrumental in achieving personal goals and fostering personal growth. Clients seeking to enhance their careers, relationships, or overall well-being benefit from the empowering nature of MET.

The Role of Our Therapists in MET

In Motivation Enhancement Therapy, our skilled therapists at Think Recovery occupy pivotal roles as compassionate guides and facilitators of positive change. As MET is a client-centered approach, our therapists create a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients feel heard, valued, and supported throughout their journey. 

Through active listening and empathetic understanding, our therapists build strong therapeutic alliances with clients, fostering trust and openness for self-exploration. Drawing upon motivational interviewing techniques, our therapists skillfully draw out and reinforce clients’ intrinsic motivations, empowering them to embrace their reasons for change. They collaborate with clients in setting meaningful and achievable goals, aligning with their core values and deepest aspirations. 

Embrace Lasting Transformation 

Experience the life-changing effects of Motivation Enhancement Therapy at Think Recovery. Our dedicated therapists are committed to helping you overcome obstacles, build self-efficacy, and create meaningful change that lasts a lifetime. Enroll in our MET program today and finally take control of your mental wellness journey.